Few days ago a swiss company announced to produce extra-small condomes for the 12- to 14-year old. I didn't pay much attention to this announcement. But I noticed that there was much response in american newspapers and blogs. Some people were indignant about that, others, the more realistic ones, appreciated it.

I think it's a good idea. Those teens who want to have sex do it anyway. It's better to protect themselves.

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Comment by Claude Caron on March 6, 2010 at 3:55pm
It is a good idea....kids are having sex earlier than when I was a kid, but the whole "extra-small" might be a deterrent for condom youth in that age group
Comment by Chris Mccready on March 6, 2010 at 4:49pm
Exactly what i was going to say^^^
put that on the label will kill their admirable effort. How many teen guys do you think will go out and buy a condom labels "extra small"
Comment by B. on March 6, 2010 at 8:24pm
I think there are probably quite a few, Shine.
In any case, I think if there is so much as one 12yro having sex, they should have accessible protection.

I also agree that the xs labeling is probably not the best marketing ploy..
Comment by B. on March 6, 2010 at 10:45pm
oh they're probably not ready at all, for certain.

I suppose you can discourage it, or encourage less-consequential alternatives (eg. masturbation), but limiting access to protection would be the wrong way to prevent sexually active youth. It essentially creates the same problem as abstinence-only education.
Comment by Fabian Kupferschmid on March 7, 2010 at 7:33am
They don't print "extra-small" on the package. They write "narrowed opening".
Comment by Fabian Kupferschmid on March 8, 2010 at 2:33pm
But it's not surprising. Atheism corresponds with a higer IQ. And people with a higher IQ are usually well-educated and have a good Job. I think places with a lot of Christians are also places with a lot of members of the lower class. And that increase the chance to become criminal.
I don't say every Christian is stupid -- but stupid people are usually religious.


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